Monday, July 22, 2013

HEAT WAVE 2013

HEAT WAVE 2013

With temperatures reaching near and above the 100 degree mark, comes along the need to run more cooling appliances in the home. With running more appliances during the summer months we find that is when most homeowners notice that they have an issue within the homes  electrical panel. We all know that when a circuit tripps that is the #1 sign of an overload.  It is very common to have more issues with tripping breakers when you introduce more appliances to your panel, due to your panels inability to handle the amount of power being requested, which typically means you need a panel upgrade or a dedicated line for your window air conditioning unit. 


Generation 3 Electric promotes safety, so we would like to give you a few tips to keep you safe in your home this summer.


1. If you have an issue with tripping breakers when plugging in an air conditioner be sure to 1st power down or unplug any appliances that are not being used at the moment, this may help free up some power and allow you to run your air conditioning unit, this is an very temporary solution, but a panel upgrade is required.

2. If you need a 3 prong outlet and you have an 2 prong outlet instead of using a extension cord, try purchasing an outlet converter. An outlet converter costs no more than $5 at your local hardware or home depot, with this device you simply plug it into your 2 prong outlet converting it into a 3 prong, and with that device an extension cord is not needed.

3. If you are using an extension cord due to the fact you do not have a working outlet located near your air conditioning unit we strongly advise you have and outlet installed in that location. we are currently running a special for those who need to have an outlet installation for the purpose of an window air conditioning unit just contact us here at Generation 3 Electric 215-512-4102.

4. The best way to assure safety is to have your homes electrical system evaluated by an licensed professional. 

We strongly advise against the use of extension cords, they come with many hazards and cause fires. 

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